Category: Resources

08 July

With the many available scholarships, grants and other options for financial aid, paying for college doesn’t have to be intimidating. There are plenty of resources to help you as you begin planning for your future. As you think about how to pay for school, be sure to maximize financial aid, grants and scholarships first, then […]

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05 July

Gearing up for a deployment can be stressful. But getting those orders cancelled or postponed can be more so, especially after spending weeks, even months, preparing yourself for the mission—and your family for the changes. Can’t dwell on it too long. That’s the military. You’ll likely have to undo some of the changes you’ve only […]

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04 July

Getting a tax refund may seem like free money, but it’s not. A tax refund is money you worked hard to earn last year and overpaid to the government. So, before you let it burn a hole in your pocket, think about putting it to better use. Tips to maximize your tax refund and stay […]

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03 July

Following your Army basic combat training, you’ll take one of two paths, advanced individual training or Officer Candidate School to advance in your military career. Advanced individual training Advanced individual training is where you will learn the skills needed to perform a specific Army job, such as artillery or engineering. At your AIT school, you’ll […]

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02 July

Retirement can feel like a long way away, especially if you’ve only just started your military career. Still, what you save today will grow significantly by the time you’re ready to retire – even if it’s only a little bit each month. Try using the Blended Retirement System’s official military pay calculator. You may be surprised […]

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28 June

As a parent, being aware of factors that can impact your child’s well-being – even into adulthood – is mission-critical. Research shows that when a child has a secure bond or attachment with their parent or caregiver, they can better manage stress. Early childhood experiences influence future health and well-being Research has shown that childhood […]

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27 June

Congratulations on the new addition to your family and welcome to motherhood. Your body has been through many changes and you may not feel comfortable in your postpartum body. That’s perfectly normal. As a new mother, you need to take care of your baby, but it’s also important to take care of yourself. When it […]

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26 June

The next time you’re on official government travel, book your lodging directly in the Defense Travel System. The Department of Defense launched the Integrated Lodging Program Pilot on June 15, 2015. It provides quality and trusted government and commercial lodging, with greater safety and security and better services at reduced rates. Here’s what you need to know about […]

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25 June

If you want a winning combination for healthy kids, try 5210. Get them started on a healthy path with an easy-to-remember plan. What does 5210 stand for? That number reminds children and their families to eat FIVE or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day, closely monitor and limit screen time for children TWO […]

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24 June

If you’re a veteran who served with honor, you’re eligible to enroll for VA Health Care. The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system with more than 1,700 VA medical centers and outpatient clinics across the U.S. World-class health care at little to no cost You may not need it today — or […]

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